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Accounting, M.S.A.

The Seidman Master of Science in accounting (M.S.A.) offers an intensive, concentrated learning experience focused on accounting. This specialization is designed for those pursuing CPA certification and careers in public, industry and nonprofit accounting.

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What to Expect

  • Program Focus. In-depth exploration of essential aspects of accounting with practical experience within the discipline.
  • Individualized Program Plan. Faculty advisors develop an individualized plan of study to meet specific career goals.
  • Flexibility. Part-time or full-time study.

Seidman College of Business Offers

Collaboration With the Community

Seidman maintains vibrant, synergistic relationships with area businesses, collaborating on career development and community-based projects.

Engaged and Engaging Faculty

Seidman faculty members consult actively with local and national businesses. This dynamic exchange helps keep students current and connected through a blend of theory and applied practice.


Accreditation through AACSB International, the premier business school accrediting organization, is a testament to quality. Seidman College is regularly recognized as a top business school, and our students excel in local, state and national educational competitions.

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For More Information

Seidman College of Business
50 Front Avenue SW, SCB 3030
(616) 331-7400

Graduate Admissions Office

Application Deadline

End of July for fall start or end of November for winter start.

Location & Format

Classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Format: Face To Face


The program is available to anyone with a baccalaureate degree, including those with limited accounting experience. Curriculum prerequisites will vary depending on previous business and accounting coursework.

Coursework for all M.S.A. students includes theory, ethics, analysis, international accounting, structured analytics, and emerging technologies.


“I knew that I wanted a new career, specifically in accounting. However, I was not really sure, at 51 years of age, how to make that happen. The M.S.A. program was a perfect fit. The staff and professors were extremely helpful, and the curriculum gave me the tools to accomplish my goals.”